The logging industry has had a long history in Northern Michigan, and has remained so in the Manton area. This unique 5k starts and finishes at Manton High School. Runners complete the one mile loop course and return to the High School parking lot where they will select a 3-4″ diameter log which will weight approximately 5-15 lbs. and complete 10 burpees also known as down ups. After which runners will head back out on the course for another one mile loop and return to complete 10 squats with their log. After their final lap of the course runners will then have to haul and stack 10 pieces of split logs before finishing.
*Runners may by-pass the strength activities but it will add 2 minute penalty per activity.
Start Time: 10 am
Cost: $15 per adult $10 for 19 & Under +$5 for a long sleeve T-shirt +$5 Day of Registration
Awards: 1st place Overall male and female will receive a Elevation Training Mask.
Medals: 1st, 2nd, 3rd places will receive a custom Lumberjack “medal”
Age Groups: >6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Up
POST RACE ACTIVITIES: Upon completion of the your race you are invited inside for some homemade chili and cornbread muffins. Water and chocolate milk will also be provided.
Bathrooms: are available inside the high school.
Race day registration: Day of registration will begin at 8:15 am inside the high school at the far South end of the Manton Schools building complex.
Parking: Please do not park in the high school parking lot along Michigan St. or Old 131. Instead please park in the middle school or elementary parking lots. Turn on 5th St. at the South end of Manton Schools.
**FUND RAISING: This race is a fund raiser for both the Manton Track & Field teams as well as the Manton Backpack program. The backpack program fills elementary children’s backpacks to help area families with some extra food on the weekends. See the attached PDF for additional information and collection form. The two people that collect the largest donation amounts for either program will also receive a Elevation Training Mask.